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Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
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Madison, WI 53706

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Last updated:
November 27, 2013



 

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Alumni and Friends: La Follette Notes: Fall 2013

PDF of fall 2013 issue

School bringing students to visit DC work sites, alumni

Through a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit workplaces and alumni La Follette School, students will gain insight into the array of career paths that a public affairs master’s degree makes possible. Read more ...

Read values La Follette skills in domestic, international contexts

Lindsay Read’s career has been just the right blend of domestic and international, letting her explore how U.S. public policies affect people from other countries and how other nations approach their domestic programs. Read more ...

From the director: 2nd student team wins national prize; school welcomes professors

We are thrilled to report that a second team of La Follette School students—now alumni—won a national competition this year. Read more ...

Shager devises plans for program evaluations

Every day Hilary Shager uses the skills she learned at the La Follette School. “I am living program evaluation,” the 2005 alum says. Read more ...

News from alumni and friends

Alumni share news about jobs, public service, weddings and babies. Read more ...

Stupar wants to serve public through energy analysis

Rob Stupar turned to public policy for graduate school because no matter which professional field he considered as an undergraduate, he felt that there was no better way to help solve national problems than through public policy. Read more ...

Green Bay chamber honors 1990 alum

1990 alum Tim Nixon received a volunteer of the year award from the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at the chamber's annual dinner on October 7. Read more ...

State bar journal highlights La Follette School report on prosecutor pay

A new law should help slow the turnover of Wisconsin’s prosecutors highlighted in a 2011 La Follette School report, as well as improve the delivery of justice in Wisconsin. Read more ...

’09 MIPA receives graduate fellowship for study in China

2009 alum Allison Quatrini has won a David Boren Fellowship for language study and dissertation research in China. Read more ...

37 legislators engage in leadership training

The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the conference wall at the La Follette School of Public Affairs later this year. Read more ...

1987 alum Sheila Chaffee remembered

Memorial services were held June 14 for 1987 alum Sheila Chaffee, who died in Madison at age 76. Read more ...

Manion honored for academic advising excellence

Professor Melanie Manion received the College of Letters and Science Academic Advising Award in recognition of her dedication to graduate students at the La Follette School and the Department of Political Science. Read more ...

Campus honors Wolfe with named professorship

La Follette School professor Barbara (Bobbi) Wolfe has won one of eight Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships. The economist is now the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Health Economics. Read more ...

Yackee wins $500,000 award to study FDA policy decision-making

From drug recalls to the amount of arsenic allowed in foods, the rules issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have a widespread effect on health and the economy. How public participation helps shape those rules will be better understood, thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded to political scientist Susan Webb Yackee. Read more ...

Journal honors Moynihan

Professor Donald Moynihan has won the Haldane prize for one of the best articles published in 2012 by the journal Public Administration. Read more ...

La Follette School hosts public management scholars

More than 370 public management experts from 22 countries gathered in Madison June 20-22 for the Public Management Research Conference hosted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Read more ...

Herd to use $6.7 million federal grant for genetic research on Wisconsin Longitudinal Study participants

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to generate genetic research on participants in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Read more ...